Hide Content
Description Edit | History

A PC booter, or booter, is a type of software for home computer era (early 1980s to early 1990s) personal computers that was loaded and executed in the bootup of the computer, from a bootable floppy disk, rather than as a regular program; a booter thus bypassed any operating system that might be installed on the hard disk of the PC. Games were the type of software most commonly distributed as booters.

Reasons for preferring booters to standard programs include ease of use (the software would start automatically, without any further action required by the user), reliability (few chances to manually alter program files), copy prevention (the booter floppies can be hard to read with a regular operating system and might even have a nonstandard filesystem or formatting), and avoiding a normal operating system (to spare some space on the floppy or to use some specialized replacement).

Source: Wikipedia, "PC booter," available under the CC-BY-SA License.

Hide Content
More Information Edit | History
This page does not exist. You can edit this page to create it.
Hide Content
Linked Items
Pg. 1 of 8 » 8
Video Game: Ace of Aces
Rank 5179
Num Ratings 9
Average Rating 6.33
Average Weight 0.00
Num Owned 37
Prev. Owned 8
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 0
Comments 2
Release Date 1986-00-00
Video Game: Agent USA
Rank 5930
Num Ratings 6
Average Rating 6.42
Average Weight 0.00
Num Owned 2
Prev. Owned 3
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 0
Comments 0
Release Date 1984-00-00
Video Game: The Alpine Encounter
Rank N/A
Num Ratings 0
Average Rating 0.00
Average Weight 0.00
Num Owned 0
Prev. Owned 0
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 0
Comments 0
Release Date 1985-00-00
Video Game: Amnesia (1986)
Rank N/A
Num Ratings 0
Average Rating 0.00
Average Weight 0.00
Num Owned 7
Prev. Owned 1
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 1
Comments 0
Release Date 1986-00-00
Video Game: Archon: The Light and the Dark
Rank 410
Num Ratings 108
Average Rating 7.75
Average Weight 2.50
Num Owned 63
Prev. Owned 59
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 2
Wishlist 4
Comments 16
Release Date 1983-00-00
Video Game: Beneath Apple Manor
Rank N/A
Num Ratings 1
Average Rating 4.00
Average Weight 0.00
Num Owned 1
Prev. Owned 0
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 0
Comments 0
Release Date 1978-00-00
Video Game: Beyond Castle Wolfenstein
Rank N/A
Num Ratings 4
Average Rating 7.25
Average Weight 0.00
Num Owned 11
Prev. Owned 6
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 1
Wishlist 1
Comments 0
Release Date 1984-00-00
Video Game: The Black Cauldron
Rank 4263
Num Ratings 8
Average Rating 7.35
Average Weight 0.00
Num Owned 9
Prev. Owned 3
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 0
Comments 4
Release Date 1986-00-00
Video Game: Borrowed Time
Rank N/A
Num Ratings 0
Average Rating 0.00
Average Weight 0.00
Num Owned 1
Prev. Owned 0
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 0
Comments 0
Release Date 1985-00-00
Video Game: Bruce Lee
Rank 1754
Num Ratings 36
Average Rating 6.98
Average Weight 0.00
Num Owned 19
Prev. Owned 14
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 1
Comments 3
Release Date 1984-00-00
Updating...
Thumbs Up {{hidecontent && 'Display' || 'Hide'}} Content
Images
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No images found
Updating...
Thumbs Up {{hidecontent && 'Display' || 'Hide'}} Content
{{data.config.moduletitle}}
{{subdomain_data.subdomainname}}: [Edit Front Page {{subdomain}}]
[] [Forums »] [Post »] [Search »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No threads found
{{thread.numrecommend}} {{thread.subject}}
Last Post {{thread.lastpostdate|truncate:"10"}} Posted {{thread.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
{{thread.user.username|truncate:"10"}} {{thread.numposts-1}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up {{hidecontent && 'Display' || 'Hide'}} Content
{{data.config.moduletitle}}
{{subdomain_data.subdomainname}}: [Edit Front Page {{subdomain}}]
[] [Forums »] [Post »] [Search »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No threads found
{{thread.numrecommend}} {{thread.subject}}
Last Post {{thread.lastpostdate|truncate:"10"}} Posted {{thread.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
{{thread.user.username|truncate:"10"}} {{thread.numposts-1}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up {{hidecontent && 'Display' || 'Hide'}} Content
{{title}}
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No posts found
{{post.numpositive}} {{post.title}}
by
{{post.numcomments}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up {{hidecontent && 'Display' || 'Hide'}} Content
GeekLists
[Browse »] [Summary »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No lists found
{{list.numpositive}} {{list.title}} {{list.username|truncate:"10"}} {{list.numitems}}
{{list.lastreplydate|truncate:"10"}} {{list.postdate|truncate:"10"}}